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I can connect to my host with PuTTY. But when the PuTTY terminal asks for my password, I am not able to enter any letters.

I reinstalled putty.exe, but the results are the same.

Can anyone help me please?

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migrated from Aug 3 '09 at 14:48

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If it just doesn't show anything, this is a security feature of Putty. Type in your password normally and press enter, you should get in.

Putty tries to stop people from knowing how long you password is by not showing it at all in the command prompt. This means that you might think you are unable to enter it, while in reality you are.

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Also, this is not just limited to PuTTY. This is normal operation for many applications; just for future reference for anyone having trouble with a program "not recognizing keyboard input" at a password prompt. – Travis Aug 3 '09 at 17:20
Wow .. this is my 2nd or 3rd answer on SuperUser, and I got a Nice Answer badge. – Tyler Carter Aug 3 '09 at 19:29
Because it is a nice answer :) Same behaviour using standard MS telnet, which I'm guessing you've used before if you're using PuTTY – Ciaran Aug 3 '09 at 20:33
I actually wonder if this is related to PuTTY at all. Isn't it just the remote machine that doesn't echo the password (in whatever form)? – Arjan Oct 3 '09 at 13:47

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